Issue of October, 20, 2007
International regulations have reduced the smuggling of African "blood" diamonds.
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Venezuelan Diamonds Under the Microscope
By Stephen Leahy*
n November, the Venezuelan government will report to an intergovernmental entity about the controls used to regulate diamond mining.
Fernando Avila, director of AEPA.
Credit: Daniela Estrada.
"We Must Seek Alternatives to the Aysén Dams"
By Daniela Estrada
he government should hire consultants to audit the dams and environmental projects, says Chilean Fernando Avila, expert in corporate environmental responsibility.
BRAZIL: Farm Prices Push Deforestation
The rate of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon slowed nearly 50 percent in the last three years, but that trend has been reversed according to a new report.
CHILE: Call to Cut Calories in Flavored Milks
The Chilean consumer group ODECU is urging companies that make flavored milks to reduce the calories of those products, and pushing for a law requiring labeling foods with the colors of a traffic light.
CUBA: Insufficient Showers
- The persistent and in some cases torrential rains that thrashed Cuba's eastern provinces in recent weeks do not mean an end to the drought there or other regions of the country -- thought they did benefit agriculture.
VENEZUELA: African Snail Attacks Local Flora
The giant African land snail (Achatina fulica), first found in Venezuela a decade ago, is devouring leaves and fruits in gardens and small farm plots in Aragua, in the north, according to the Ministry of Agriculture.
Lessons From a Unique Decade
José Graziano da Silva *
Rio+20 and Beyond: Together for a Sustainable Future
José Graziano da Silva *
Why Inclusive Green Growth Can Sustain Recent Gains in Latin America
The Global Food Crisis and the Latin American Paradox
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Crisis Sows Community Gardens in Spain
CDs Become Weapon in Political Armoury
Private Interests Infiltrate G20 Summit
Pakistanis Blame CIA for Fresh Polio Cases
Setting Goals to Protect Half the Planet
Defining Green Economy May Stymie Rio Summit
"We All Have to Start Being City Changers"
Tension Around Possible Islamic State in Northern Mali
Health Warnings Loud and Clear on Cigarettes in Argentina
Biggest Economies Still Lagging on Renewables
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